Category Archives: branding

Japan brands continue to dominate Asian consumer loyalty – Tom Doctoroff

Japan brands will dominate consumer loyalty in Asia, while China brands will offer them competition only in the long run, although they are learning fast, says JWT’s North Asia CEO Tom Doctoroff in CNBC.

Furniture scandal hits consumers’ nerve – Shaun Rein

Losing the confidence of Chinese consumers is easier than gaining is, tells business expert Shaun Rein in CNBC, analyzing the most recent products scandal: the fake furniture scam. What can foreign companies learn?

China brands need good legal system to thrive – Paul French

Everybody is using Chinese products, but China’s brands are not doing well. Thriving brands need a good legal system, tells Paul French in NPR, and that legal protecting is lacking in China.

Why Gap is failing in China – Shaun Rein

Fashion retailer Gap did not gain much traction in its first year in China, writes business analyst Shaun Rein in CNBC. To survive, it needs to adjust its brand image. China defines ‘middle class’ different from the US.

The booming group buying market – Helen Wang

The group buying market in China is steaming hot, but without Groupon as a major player for the time being. Helen Wang analyzes in Forbes the chances of the US company in the world’s largest internet market.

Buying Prada suits, not shares – Shaun Rein

Prada is not doing as well as Gucci and Louis Vuitton in branding themselves, and Shaun Rein tells at CNBC why he would buy their suits, but not their shares. China might be skipping import taxes on luxury goods for stimulate sales, so having a decent retail operation in China is crucial.

Why Wal-Mart loses in China – Shaun Rein

Top management of Wal-Mart in China is leaving ‘for personal reasons’, signalling all is not well at the major retailer. Shaun Rein explains in CNBC why the US firm loses market share in China and how it can rethink its strategy.

Unilever realistic on growth – Shaun Rein

The Dutch-British conglomerate Unilever set a target on increasing its revenue stream from China five times. A realistic target, tells business analyst Shaun Rein of the plan of P&G largest international competitor, according to Bloomberg.

Louis Vuitton strengthens brand at Beijing museum – Shaun Rein

Luxury bag producer Louis Vuitton has scored a major deal by cooperating with the Beijing National Museum, says retail analyst Shaun Rein in News Channel Asia. Linking to its own historical roots works very well in China.

Differences between Chinese and Western consumers – Tom Doctoroff

What are the fundamental differences between Chinese and Western consumers, wonders Shanghai-based advertising expert Tom Doctoroff in a wide-ranging interview with ChinaSmack.